Communist Party of Israel

The Knesset’s Central Elections Committee (CED) convened on Wednesday, February 17, and rejected petitions by the fascist and racist Otzma Yehudit (“Jewish Power”) party to disqualify the Joint List and Ra’am from running in the March 23 general elections for the Knesset. The committee is made up of representatives of factions in the outgoing Knesset. The Central Elections Committee convened in Jerusalem on Wednesday, February 17, to debate and vote on the disqualification petitions submitted by Otzma Yehudit aimed at delegitimizing Arab representation in Israel’s Knesset. (Photo: Central Elections Committee) Otzma Yehudit had filed petitions against the Joint List, Ra’am (United Arab List, which had split from the Joint List) and the Labor Party’s seventh candidate, Ibtisam Mara’ana. While rejecting the first two petitions, the Central Elections Committee voted 16-15 in favor of accepting the petition against Labor’s Mara’ana, with votes cast by MKs from the Likud, Shas, Yamina, Bayit Yehudi, the…

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Central Elections Committee Nixes Disqualifying Joint List Candidates